Hebron University Journal - Hebron University Journal for Research - Volume 12, 2023 - Measurement of radon concentration levels and radium contents in some foodstuff samples collected from Palestinian markets


The objective of this study is to assess the concentrations of radon and radium contents in some household food samples available in the Palestinian market. A total of 56 samples are analyzed using Solid State Nuclear Track Detectors (SSNTDs) named CR-39 detectors. By evaluating the radon concentrations in these food items, the study attempts to provide valuable information on potential radiation exposure and health risks associated with their consumption. The average values of 222Rn and 226Ra concentrations in Legumes, Spices, Medical plants, and Seeds samples were 419.0 Bq/m3 and 35.0 Bq/kg; 400.0 Bq/m3 and 33.0 Bq/kg; 259.0 Bq/m3 and 30.5 Bq/kg and 400.0 Bq/m3 and 30.0 Bq/kg, respectively. And therefore, it is determined that the consumption of foodstuffs in the study area poses no notable threat to public health from radon exposure.

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